Fun: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
If college football awards season had a trophy for the season’s most fun player, Florida’s Kyle Pitts would be the first-ever unanimous recipient. Nobody at the tight end position lit up the stat sheet quite like the Gators’ junior superstar, and in the NFL, he projects as a day one instant impact player.
That’s why projecting him to Tennessee, not scheduled to select in the first round until pick 22, might be a bit of wishful thinking from the delusional Titans fan writing this. In an increasingly positionless league like the NFL, Pitts’ immense skill likely means that he’s bound to ascend past the traditionally low draft stock that comes at the tight end position. Somebody like Pitts, who managed 12 touchdowns and nearly 800 yards through the air, all in just eight games, has the potential to transform an offense the second he steps on a field. He really is that good.
But that’s exactly why he has to be at least a target on Tennessee’s draft board. After seasons on seasons of draft experts projecting the Titans’ to draft a tight end in the first round, they might finally be right. No longer is the potential superstar Jonnu Smith on the roster, leaving a hole at the position that players like Anthony Firkser and MyCole Pruitt might struggle to fill.
Roster need isn’t a question, nor is Pitts’ potential. Other positions might hold more value for Tennessee in the 2021 draft, but there isn’t a player in the class that would be a more electric selection than Pitts, even if the Titans had to trade up for him.